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Smoking a pork shoulder / butt. To brine or not to brine? Your suggestion?

chef jimmyj

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I honestly have never tried it. Kind of, "gilding the Lily ", Butts are so moist and tender that I never saw a need. If it is large, 7-8Lb, cut it in half and try both methods...JJ
 

bigr314

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Never have done that.Curious for some responses.I have start red to go in the other direction lately. Less is more. Am open to anything though.
 

bbqbrett

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I have not done a lot of pork butts and have never brined one.  I have injected and got great results.  ChefJimmyJ posted a great idea above though.
 

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